Walk Toronto has teamed up with the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), Canada Walks, Cycle Toronto and the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) to create an election survey for council and mayoral candidates in the upcoming civic elections.
The survey, called “Building a Toronto that Moves,” includes 4 questions each about walking, cycling and transit.
The survey was launched at a press conference this morning (Tuesday June 3) at City Hall.
The full document and the election questions can be found on the TCAT website. The survey results will be published in the fall close to the date of the election, to help Toronto voters make their decision about which candidates to support.
It was challenging to choose just 4 questions to ask, but here are the ones we came up with for walking:
1. Do you support enabling neighbourhoods to establish “slow zones” (with a maximum speed of 30 km/hr) on residential roads?
2. Do you support permanently widening sidewalks with high pedestrian activity in downtown Toronto, such as Yonge Street?
3. Do you support extending snow clearing to all residential sidewalks in Toronto, at an estimated cost of $10M per year?
4. Will you work with the Toronto area school boards to develop and implement School Travel Plans that will improve the safety and integrity of school walking routes?
More detailed background about each issue can be found in the full document.